Saturday, February 20

Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I still have apples left, can you believe it? After using some to sauté with cinnamon and butter, I decided to make an apple cinnamon cake with crunchy pecan topping for my mom. Just 'cause. I found a great recipe and I loooove the crunchy topping. It's the best part. I ate the topping and just picked at the cake part, even though it was tasty.
Next time I have apples laying around, I think I will try an apple crisp — more crunch. What's your favorite way to use up apples?
On a side note, don't you love this baking dish? It's so bright and festive. Love it. Always puts me in a good mood when I use it.

Apple-Cinnamon coffee Cake
adapted by my recipes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk, I used skim
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup sliced apples

Streusel
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir. In a separate bowl, combine milk, melted butter, vanilla, and egg.
2 Add wet ingredients slowly to the dry and stir until just moist.
3 Pour batter into an 8 or 10 inch baking dish.
4 Arrange sliced apples in a circular pattern on top of the batter.
5 Prepare the streudel by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and cut butter until it resembles clumpy sand.
6 Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter and apples. Bake for 45 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center.

7 comments:

Kate Morgan Jackson said...

Looks great! and to answer your question, here is my absolute favorite way to use up apples: caramel apple cake! http://framed-mylifeonepictureatatime.blogspot.com/2009/11/caramel-apple-cake.html

Joanne said...

This is an awesome way to use up extra apples! Crisps definitely up the crunch:inside ratio. Which is always a good thing!

I love apple pie...but I never have any apples leftover...I eat them too quickly!

Lea Ann said...

This looks wonderful. Love that dish too.

Soma said...

This sounds so wonderful. I can jsut imagine how beautifully the flavors came together and how great smell that hung in the air while it baked.

Stacey Snacks said...

Z,
I found some apples in my fridge too, and I made an apple date cake with a cinnamon crumb topping!
SO good! I am always in the mood for any apple dessert.

Chef Fresco said...

Spectacular shooting, great light.

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